Newest 49ers addition Seneca Wallace said on Friday afternoon that he already knows parts of the 49ers style of offense. He says everything similar to what he learned previously.
"[Their system] is very similar," said Wallace. "I just got to put it in their terms. While everyone knows what West Coast offense is, everyone [will] put their own spin on it. It's all about getting a grasp at what they do and how they call plays. In my terms from Seattle, there was different terminology."
Wallace was initially a fourth-round draft pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2003. He spent time as the backup for most of his career behind Matt Hasselbeck and had a few plays as a wide receiver. Wallace started in seven games for the Browns, before being released when the 2012 preseason ended.
While spending the entire 2012 season as a free agent, he said he was amazed how different the NFL has evolved with dual-threat quarterbacks. During his time in college, it was considered to be a red flag.
"I just watched the game [during the last season]," said Wallace. "I noticed the transition of the game from [Robert Griffin III], to [Colin] Kaepernick and [Russell] Wilson being quarterbacks. It was different but good. When I came [into the league], they didn't glorify the running. If I came out [of college] now it would be a different story."
When Wallace was in college at Iowa State, he was a run-first quarterback who was best known for scrambling out of trouble when needed.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh said Wallace is a well-traveled veteran who knows the game. He hinted how the newest quarterback knows more than everything thinks.
"[Wallace] is an experienced guy," Harbaugh said. "Went over things he's familiar with. Done [some things similarly] in other systems and we've incorporated [what he knows] into ours. It feels like he could do things that a QB can do in our system."
A reason why this pickup of Wallace happened was when Harbaugh revealed Scott Tolzien has been working through an undisclosed injury since the Chiefs preseason game. The head coach indicated that today should be Tolzien's return to the field and is anticipating that all five quarterbacks play in the next preseason game against the Vikings.
Wallace hopes the 49ers use everyone to the best of their abilities. He is working to get back into action after being cut by the New Orleans Saints last week.
"The good thing is [that the 49ers] utilize talents properly," said Wallace. "They're trying to win and that's the biggest thing. I'm in a great organization and I'm excited about it."